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By Sagar Sethi

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After the plebeian presidential debate that initiated on September 8 and continued till the wee hours on September 9, save one Kanhaiya, the student community of JNU stamped their votes on September 11. The morning began with tea, and Lal Salaam or Vande Mataram!

Amidst all the sloganeering and dafli beats AISF’s Presidential candidate Kanhaiya Kumar tells us how the culture of sloganeering in JNU has changed.

Sirf 8 din mein parties ko apne candidate project karna padhta hai, toh who traditional slogans ke baje candidates ke naamo se naara laga rahe hai,” says Kumar.

Owing to the Lyngdoh Committee’s recommendations, students feel more disconnected from their representatives. Consequently, politics in the Red Bastion has been largely reduced to advertising and image projection.

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This would even explain the measly turnout of voters in JNU this year. Much like the redness of JNU walls, the glory of its progressive politics is also fading.

Alongside this massive de-politicization is an ongoing DU-isation of JNU. So what lies in store for a future JNUite – the fate of another brick in the wall?

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In about forty eight hours, JNU’s Election Commission will declare the results of this year’s election. Will AISA’s ‘Vijay, Shehla, Rama, Hamid,’ win it? Or will ABVP’s Gaurav? The real question is, what next?

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Facebook users’ data still out in the wild: Report

Cambridge Analytica has been accused of influencing the result of the United Kingdom's 2016 Brexit referendum and of the 2016 American presidential election

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Facebook was accused of leaking data to Cambridge Analytica earlier this year.
  • Facebook users’ data is still unsafe
  • Even after Cambridge Analytica’s claim that it has deleted the data
  • The data remains out in the open unsafe

Despite British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica’s claim that it has deleted data of over 50 million Facebook users, portions of the data is still out in the wild, the media reported.

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Facebook users’ data is still out in the open unsafe. VOA

According to a report in UK’s Channel 4 News, the cache of campaign data from a Cambridge Analytica source details 136,000 individuals in the US state of Colorado, “along with each person’s personality and psychological profile”.

“The data, which dates from 2014, was used by Cambridge Analytica to target specific messages at residents who would be most susceptible to them,” the report said.

Also Read: It’s too late for Facebook to regulate itself: Tim Cook

Cambridge Analytica had earlier claimed that it has erased the data from the public domain. The company received the user data from a Facebook app years ago that purported to be a psychological research tool, however, the firm was not authorised to have that information.

Cambridge Analytica has been accused of influencing the result of the United Kingdom’s 2016 Brexit referendum and of the 2016 American presidential election that brought Donald Trump to the White House.

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The leak has also been linked to many political scandals. AFP

In a recent appearance before British Parliament, ex-Cambridge programmer Christopher Wylie shocked delegates by stating that he had no doubt that his former employer had manipulated the Brexit referendum and the 2016 US presidential election and broken the law. IANS